Archive for December, 2014

Dear Compassionate Friend:

A quick reminder of activities in the next few weeks.

1. Candle Lighting Celebration – Sunday December 14th, 6:45pm

Our 16th annual Candle Lighting Celebration in conjunction with the Worldwide Candle Lighting in memory of those children who left us too soon will be held on Sunday, December 14th in The Parlour Room at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue in Ottawa South. Please use the entrance on Galt Street and arrive by 6:45pm for a prompt 7:00pm start. There is some on-street parking by the church and lots of space at the Sunnyside library branch across Bank Street.

All family and friends are welcome to join us. Please bring a photograph of your child(ren) that can free-stand on a table. The program includes individual and group readings, live and recorded music, reading of children’s names, and lighting of individual candles. Candles are provided and refreshments will follow.

More information is available on the attached poster and on our chapter website ( Look under “Activities” for directions and a map. Please forward to anyone that you feel may benefit from attending, and print and post copies in your workplace, doctor’s office, community centre, or place of worship.

2. Sharing Circles – December 16th, January 20th

Our December Sharing Circle will be held on Tuesday, December 16th at The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre, 2730 Carling Avenue (at Richmond) from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The next meetings are January 20th and February 17th 2015. There is no need to register in advance, and there are no fees to attend any of our meetings or activities. For driving instructions and a map, please visit our website: and look under “Monthly Sharing Circle”.

We hope to that you will able to join us at one or more of these events.

With best wishes for a peaceful Christmas and New Year,

Andy Bond
The Compassionate Friends, Ottawa Chapter
Kevin’s Dad

Candle Lighting Poster 2014.doc.pdf

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